THE UNFORGIVEN LIVE FOREVER

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Posted October 17, 2007 in The Small Screen

 THE UNFORGIVEN LIVE FOREVER

Memorial for the great ‘80s IE band that should’ve been mega, even though with those poodle haircuts, it’s kinda hard to imagine 20 years later. Still, this is the most comprehensive Unforgiven site around—buy the reissued CD of the band’s 1986 major-label album, guffaw at the MTV cheesiness—but it’s a cool kind of cheesiness!—of the “I Hear the Call” video, and gaze in wonderment at the video clip of the band performing “Days Like These” (which wound up being a hit after Asia covered it) on some Disney TV show hosted by Peter Scolari, who looks like he’d rather be anywhere else, dryly intoning “Come join the fun with the hot California rock sounds of the Unforgiven.” From the era when girls thought neon-colored dresses looked cool.

www.roverpack.com

 

KGSR

The single best thing about the broadband revolution: the shot at hearing terrestrial radio stations from all ‘round the world. If you’re into big, sloppy heaps of Americana bands, singer/songwriters, contemplative folkies, the occasional drunken hellraiser anthem and any musician who’s ever come out of Austin and/or Texas, you couldn’t bookmark a better site.

www.kgsr.com

 

BUCKSWORTH LIVE AT WORTHINGTON’S TAVERN, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

If Bucksworth were from Austin, they’d get played on KGSR all the time—which would be great, but then we’d never get to see them live (“Tex Message,” though, off their latest CD, should get them some airtime, if only on XM’s Xcountry channel). Only one of the best—okay, the best—buncha locals doing the country/Americana thing, and even though this show’s in the middle of the week, it’s a great excuse to show up late for work the next day (have your boss call us—we’ll write you a doctor’s note). Plus, they know the Gram Parsons songbook like this. Appearing with the equally fine (but totally different) Riverside band Soul of the River. Worthington’s Tavern: 3587 University Ave., Riverside.

www.myspace.com/bucksworth; http://bucksworth.rwin.nl/concerts.html

 

THE BELLRAYS PODCAST ON SOUND OPINIONS

“We have a band that is gonna blow your doors off,” says Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot at the start of this live radio performance from last summer by The Riverside Band Everyone’s Heard Of Except People In Riverside, broadcast on what’s claimed to be “the world’s only rock & roll talk show.” The Weekly continues to do our part in spreading the BellRays love, and we’ll keep doing it until you people start paying attention (or at least until somebody smarts up and books them at an IE club).

www.soundopinions.net

 

CASEY KASEM ON-AIR FREAKOUT!

The longtime voice of American Top 40 (and Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo cartoons, natch) until just a few years ago starts this particular Long-Distance Dedication outtake leading up to the death of a cute little dog named Snuggles, and then he starts bitching about the song selection, the inappropriateness of the tempo, and totally loses it. “They do this to me all the time! And I gotta talk about a fucking dog dying!” What would Scoob think?

www.empty-handed.com/archive/2004_01_11.html


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